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Mackenzie, C. J., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Hall, A. D., associate editor. The Blue Bonnet 1937-05-08 - Page 1. May 8, 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/654/show/650.

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Mackenzie, C. J., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Hall, A. D., associate editor. (May 8, 1937). The Blue Bonnet 1937-05-08 - Page 1. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/654/show/650

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Title The Blue Bonnet 1937-05-08
Creator (Local)
  • Mackenzie, C. J., editor
  • Ball, R. C., assistant editor
  • Hall, A. D., associate editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Meuhlen, B. M., distribution
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (Local)
  • At Sea
Date May 8, 1937
Description Volume IV, Number XIX
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
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  • application/pdf
Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 11, Folder 10
Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=23
Digital Collection USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript Volume IV * " S. S... 0 .. 5-.- 0.. • At Sea, 8 May 1937. Number XIX HONOLULU There are many places of inter­est one should visit while in Honolulu. A few of the many points you should see are listed below. For additional information on any subject inquire at the Hawaiian Tourist Bureau, 765 Bishop Street, Honolulu. ACADEMY of ARTS: Remarkable ex­hibits of Hawaiian and Oriental art. Free to public as follows: Sundays 3 to 6 p. m; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fri­days and Saturdays 10 a. m. to 5 p. m; Thursdays 10 a. m. to 9 p. m. UNIVERSITY OF HAWAll: Offers a wide variety of courses in many fields. Students from all sections of the United States and the Orient are in attendance. PUBLIC BATH: Modern bathhouse and facilities, Kapiolani Park, Wai­kiki, open daily. CAPITOL: Formerly Royal Palace; contains interesting collection of his­torical paintings, and the Throne Room. Palace Square. AQUARIUM: In Kapiolani Park. Open daily from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m; Sundays ~ p. m. to 5 p. m. Admission 25 cents. The aquarium contains a remarkable collection of brightly colored and queerly shaped fishes. This you should not miss. The biggest fish in Hawaii has the smallest name: Ahi. The smal­lest fish has the biggest name. It is, Humuhumunukunukuapuaa. ARCHIVES: The Territorial Archives located in Iolani Palace grounds con~ tain a wealth of documents and relics of historical interest. The archives are open daily to visitors, excepting ( Continued on page two) MAY DAY ON THE HOUSTON While the natives of the Islands were celebrating their own May Day and '" Lei Day" ashore, the Hou­stonites were putting on a celebra­tion aboard ship with even more hi­larity than is usual even at Navy " Happy Hours." This was on Sat­urday evening, the 1st of May, and the fun started with three good rounds of preliminary spar bouts. For the uninitiated, " spar boxing" is a form of meyhem in which the contestants, armed with heavy practice boxin gloves, straddle a ten inch boom, or spar, about six feet above the deck and then attempt to knock each other off. The resulting antics are exciting and funny- for the spectators. When the elimination bouts had been fought, the rooting sections ( all hands and the Lamplighter) then cheered to victory in the final sessions, Keimel ( the winnah!) and Werms­dorfer runner- up. Next in the program of athletic events came the rope- climbing. En­sign Fahy of the Cruiser Scouting Force Staff gave an interesting in­formative talk on the history of this sport before the competition began. There were numerous entries, many of whom made excellent climbs; the prizes, however, went to Seaman ( Chick) Stoddard, who shot up the rope in the fast time of 4.5 seconds and his close contender Fir e man James Hasty, with the time of 4.7 seconds. The final events in the sporting fun were three terrific exhibition wrest­ling matches between Chick and Hen­nessey, Pratt against Arthur, and Folta matched with Fordemlwalt. ( Continued on page four) SANDWICH ISLANDS TO HAWAllAN ISLANDS There are many interesting as well as strange things about this group of is: ands, once called the Sandwich and' now the Hawaiian Group. The reason for the change in name came about in' this way: The Hawaiian Islands wer~ tlbcovereJ by Captain James Cook in 1778. He named the group after his patron, John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, who was then first lord of the admiralty. They were known to the world in general as the Sandwich Islands until th. e latter part of the nineteenth century. The substitution of Hawaiian Is­lands for Sandwich Islands took place gradually. Hawaii is the name of the largest island in the group and g! l've its name to the whole. It appears, says' the United States Geographic Board, that the native name Hawaiian Islands' was first used officially by the Govern-' ment of the United States in th~ act appropriating twenty- five thousal). d dollars for the " expenses attending, the visit of His Majesty, the King of. the Hawaiian Islands, to the' Unit~ d States." The act was approved Feb-. ruary 9, 1875. Previously to this date appropriations for the Post Office Department had been made for steam­ship service between San Francisco and the Sandwich Islands. After . this date all legislation affecting the Is­lands, whether for the consular and diplomatic service or for the Post Ofe fice Department, contained the name Hawaiian Islands. This name was also employed numerous times in the joint resolution of Congress approved July 7, 1898, annexing the Islands to the ( Continued on page four)